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The Development of a 2D Ultrasonic Array Inspection for Single Crystal Turbine Blades

Authors: Lane, Christopher

  • Nominated for outstanding research, this thesis was written by University of Bristol doctoral graduate Christopher Lane
  • Discusses how to design and evaluate a non-destructive evaluation (NDE) system for the inspection of single crystal turbine blades
  • Evaluates the inspection system in a quantitative manner for its defect detection sensitivity and sizing capability
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This thesis describes the development of a new technique to solve an important industrial inspection requirement for a high-value jet-engine component. The work – and the story told in the thesis – stretches all the way from the fundamentals of wave propagation in anisotropic material and ultrasonic array imaging through to device production and site trials. The book includes a description of a new method to determine crystallographic orientation from 2D ultrasonic array data. Another new method is described that enables volumetric images of an anisotropic material to be generated from 2D ultrasonic array data, based on measured crystallographic orientation. After extensive modeling, a suitable 2D array and deployment fixtures were manufactured and tested on in situ turbine blades in real engines. The final site trial indicated an order of magnitude improvement over the best existing technique in the detectability of a certain type of root cracking.

The Development of a 2D Ultrasonic Array Inspection for Single Crystal Turbine Blades should be an inspiration for those starting out on doctoral degrees as it shows the complete development cycle from basic science to industrial usage.

About the authors

Dr. Christopher Lane, currently at Rolls-Royce plc UK, earned his Engineering Doctorate from the University of Bristol. He won the University’s Faculty of Engineering prize for best research degree thesis in 2012. He was also awarded the Rolls-Royce the John Bush Award for outstanding technical achievement by a young engineer, and the Royal Aeronautical Society Young Person’s Achievement Award.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Lane, Christopher

    Pages 1-12

  • Wave Propagation in Anisotropic Media

    Lane, Christopher

    Pages 13-39

  • Imaging Anisotropic Components with Ultrasonic Arrays

    Lane, Christopher

    Pages 41-62

  • Crystallographic Orientation Using Ultrasonic Arrays

    Lane, Christopher

    Pages 63-80

  • The Development of an in Situ Ultrasonic Array Inspection System

    Lane, Christopher

    Pages 81-101

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Hardcover $129.00
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Softcover $129.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Development of a 2D Ultrasonic Array Inspection for Single Crystal Turbine Blades
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-02517-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-02517-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-02516-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34510-9
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 133
Number of Illustrations and Tables
68 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
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